SCET Forms Partnership with Purpose Academy to Prepare High School Students to Become Responsible Business Leaders

Purpose Academy Students

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley is excited to announce a new partnership with The Purpose Academy, a program by 1M1B (One Million for One Billion) in partnership with the Innovation Acceleration Group (IAG) to engage the brightest young minds to solve the world’s most complex problems, enabling them to become responsible business leaders by giving a unique exposure to real-time problem solving to create real impact. SCET will help support the initiative by connecting students with the UC Berkeley campus and faculty, and by providing mentorship from UC Berkeley students.

Purpose Academy Students
Purpose Academy serves high-school aged students and provides them with innovation skills and training to help them meet tomorrow’s challenges.

With abundant guidance from world-renowned leaders, faculty and mentors with diverse portfolios – the program equips students with technology, ideas, creativity, resources, and motivation to build disruptive solutions. The Purpose Academy provides a real-life impact lab environment in which students discover not just what makes impact initiatives successful and scalable, but also what makes them fail. Students are then paired with a grassroots organization from the villages of India and are given real challenges to solve using systems thinking and responsible AI.

Students today face an unpredictable future full of complicated economic, social, and environmental issues. While schoolwork focuses on the general educational curriculum, The Purpose Academy enables high school and senior school students to gain crucial future skills that will assist them in becoming real problem solvers and create a pathway to become responsible business leaders.

After a successful pilot batch, The Purpose Academy is inviting applications for the summers program (June- August 2021). The batch size is limited to 25 students and selections are based on interviews. Top Students are given an opportunity to showcase their work at SCET, UC Berkeley in August 2021.

Purpose Academy Trailer

For more information please visit: www.thepurposeacademy.asia.

Contact: Manav Subodh, manav@onemoneb.org.

About UC Berkeley SCET

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is a global innovation hub headquartered at UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, where aspiring entrepreneurs take deep dives into the world of technology entrepreneurship and embark on the path to developing exciting new ventures. The Center researches emerging technologies in its labs and offers a suite of courses and programs for students, executives, and global innovators. The Center has recently launched new labs focused on innovation in data science, artificial intelligence, blockchain and meat alternatives. Additionally, academics from around the world visit the Center to learn about the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship, a unique innovation pedagogy that focuses on mindset training for innovators and entrepreneurs. UC Berkeley is the world’s #1 public university and ranks as the #2 university for startups and entrepreneurs, according to Pitchbook. UC Berkeley has been at the forefront of innovation in emerging technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrency.

About Purpose Academy

Purpose Academy is a social innovation and systems thinking program enabling the brightest young minds to solve the most complex problems in the world. Our revolutionary young program provides a holistic growth platform to the students enabling them to become responsible business leaders. The Purpose Academy gives students unique exposure to real-time problem solving to create real impact. With abundant guidance from world-renowned leaders, faculty, and mentors with diverse portfolios — we equip our students with technology, ideas, creativity, resources, and motivation to build disruptive solutions.


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